Restaurant Style Tomato Soup

Restaurant Style Tomato Soup is the ultimate comfort soup for cold winter nights. The creamy warm soup pairs well with some crusty bread on the side. 

Restaurant Style Tomato Soup
Restaurant Style Tomato Soup

Some dishes are close to heart since they are created from your childhood memories. I remember my mum used to make gorgeous tomato soup for all the parties and winter family specials, garnished with fried croutons. She served the soup in small glasses with spoon in it. Such vivid live memories. She would blanch the tomatoes, purée them, boil them, add some cream and seasoning and voila! Beautiful Silk of a soup was ready.

Restaurant Style Tomato Soup
Restaurant Style Tomato Soup

Few ingredients can create a magic. Every dish doesn’t need to be complex in its ingredients. Sometimes to bring the best out of an ingredient, it’s necessary to take few required steps. For a person like me, who doesn’t believe in lengthy preparations, it becomes a pleasant challenge, when the end result is so promising.

Restaurant Style Tomato Soup
Restaurant Style Tomato Soup

Some photo shoots become very close to you too, like this one. First, because this is my mom’s inspired recipe and secondly, because I was racing against time to click it. I made this soup for dinner and the sun had long gone, leaving the saffron sky behind. To capture the last light of the day, I poured the soup in bowls and rushed outside with the tray in my hand. Placed the tray on the table in my back patio and managed few shots before it was dark. It worked out well. 😊

Restaurant Style Tomato Soup
Restaurant Style Tomato Soup

Some other soups from my blog are – Mushroom soupMoroccan Harira , Manchow soup , Winter Vegetable Soup and more.

Here is how to make Restaurant Style Tomato Soup.

Kitchen Equipments Required

Deep Sauce pan with lid, stirring spoon, chopping board, knife, sieve, blender.

Check out the detailed step by step recipes at the bottom.

Restaurant Style Tomato Soup
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Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 4
 
Restaurant Style Tomato Soup is the ultimate comfort soup for cold winter nights. The creamy warm soup pairs well with some crusty bread on the side.
Ingredients
  • Butter - 1tbsp
  • Tomatoes - 5 to 6 big tomatoes or 700 gms
  • Onion, red - ¼ cup, chopped roughly
  • Garlic - 2 big pods or ½ tbsp, Chopped roughly
  • Cornflour - 1 tbsp dissolved in 1 tbsp water.
  • Cream - ¼ cup
  • Sugar - 1 tbsp
  • Salt - ½ tsp
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Water - 1 + 2 cups
Instructions
  1. Boil 3 cups of water in the deep sauce pan. When boiling, drop washed whole tomatoes in the boiling water. Cover with lid. Switch off the gas stove. Let it sit for 2-3 minutes.
  2. he skin of the tomatoes will crack and start separating. This is called Blanching. See the picture below.
  3. Drain the water out. Take them out in a plate and peel the skin off the tomatoes. Discard the peels.
  4. Heat the butter on medium flame, in the same sauce pan. Make sure that you dry the pan out with a dry kitchen paper or kitchen towel.
  5. Add garlic and sauté for 4-5 seconds on low heat, till slightly pinkish. Add onions to the pan now. Sauté for 3-4 minutes on medium flame, till they are soft.
  6. Chop the blanched and peeled tomatoes roughly and add to the sauce pan. Add 1 cup of water. Cover the lid and cook on medium flame for 7-8 minutes. By this time, tomatoes are soft and cooked down.
  7. Remove the lid. Add 2 cups of cold water. This will bring the temperature of the stew down and is ready for pureeing in no time.
  8. Take the blender, add the tomatoes stew to it and blend it to a smooth purée.
  9. Now strain the purée through a sieve in the same pan. Press it down with stirring spoon so that we have a very little waste in the sieve.
  10. Put the sauce pan back on medium fire. Add dissolved Cornflour, salt, black pepper and sugar to it. Stir it well. Bring it to a boil and then simmer and cook for 3-5 minutes more.
  11. Stir ¼ cup of cream and stir. Cook on medium lower flame for 2 more minutes. Switch off the flame.
  12. Pour in serving bowls. You may garnish with fried or toasted croutons, some more cream, sprinkle of basil or parsley, or just some artisan bread roll or slice on the side. I served it with the slices of ciabatta. Sourdough bread is another good choice.
Notes
You may use light cream.

2. If you are vegan, use cashew cream.

3. If you are diabetic, skip the sugar and cook with some carrots or just add a pinch of sugar free later on.

4. It is gluten free. You may also add cooked rice when boiling first time, instead of Cornflour.

 

Detailed Recipe with pictures.

Method

  1. Boil 3 cups of water in the deep sauce pan. When boiling, drop washed whole tomatoes in the boiling water. Cover with lid. Switch off the gas stove. Let it sit for 2-3 minutes.
Restaurant Style Tomato Soup
  1. The skin of the tomatoes will crack and start separating. This is called Blanching. See the picture below.
Restaurant Style Tomato Soup
Restaurant Style Tomato Soup
  1. Drain the water out. Take them out in a plate and peel the skin off the tomatoes. Discard the peels.
Restaurant Style Tomato Soup
Restaurant Style Tomato Soup
  1. Heat the butter on medium flame, in the same sauce pan. Make sure that you dry the pan out with a dry kitchen paper or kitchen towel.
  2. Add garlic and sauté for 4-5 seconds on low heat, till slightly pinkish. Add onions to the pan now. Sauté for 3-4 minutes on medium flame, till they are soft.

  3. Chop the blanched and peeled tomatoes roughly and add to the sauce pan. Add 1 cup of water. Cover the lid and cook on medium flame for 7-8 minutes. By this time, tomatoes are soft and cooked down.

  4. Remove the lid. Add 2 cups of cold water. This will bring the temperature of the stew down and is ready for pureeing in no time.

  5. Take the blender, add the tomatoes stew to it and blend it to a smooth purée.

  6. Now strain the purée through a sieve in the same pan. Press it down with stirring spoon so that we have a very little waste in the sieve.

 

Restaurant Style Tomato Soup
Restaurant Style Tomato Soup
  1. Put the sauce pan back on medium fire. Add dissolved Cornflour, salt, black pepper and sugar to it. Stir it well. Bring it to a boil and then simmer and cook for 3-5 minutes more.
  2. Stir 1/4 cup of cream and stir. Cook on medium lower flame for 2 more minutes. Switch off the flame.

  3. Pour in serving bowls. You may garnish with fried or toasted croutons, some more cream, sprinkle of basil or parsley, or just some artisan bread roll or slice on the side. I served it with the slices of ciabatta. Sourdough bread is another good choice.

Notes

  1. You may use light cream.
  2. If you are vegan, use cashew cream.

  3. If you are diabetic, skip the sugar and cook with some carrots or just add a pinch of sugar free later on.

  4. It is gluten free. You may also add cooked rice when boiling first time, instead of Cornflour.

Make it today and enjoy a soupy meal with your family.

Hope you will make this Restaurant Style Tomato Soup this winter and have a cozy comfy meal.

Sonal

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